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Check-In Information

Your Step-by-Step Check-In Guide

We're here to ensure your journey through our airport is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Just follow these simple steps for a hassle-free check-in:

Step 1: Arrival Time

  • Arrive Early: For a relaxed experience, please arrive at the airport 2.5 to 3 hours before your flight. For early birds, our counters open at 3:45 AM for morning flights.

Step 2: Check-In Options

  • Online Check-In: Save time by checking in via your airline's website. Handy for those traveling with hand luggage only.
  • Self Check-In Kiosks: Conveniently located in our check-in hall and available 24/7. Ideal for selecting your seat and printing boarding passes and luggage tags.
  • Check-In Desks: Our friendly staff at the desks are ready to assist with your check-in and luggage, especially if you prefer personal service over self-service options.

See check-in options for all airlines at KEF here

Step 3: Handling Your Luggage

  • Label Your Luggage: Tagging your bags in advance makes the process smoother.
  • Pack Smart: Remember, liquids, sharp objects, and similar items should go in your checked luggage.
  • Self-Service Bag Drop: After checking in, you can quickly drop off your luggage at our self-service stations.
  • Check-In Counters for Baggage: If you prefer, you can also go to our check-in desks to drop off your luggage. Our ground handling agents will be happy to take care of your bags, ensuring they are labelled and processed for your flight.
  • Special Baggage: For large or unusual items like sports gear, head to our odd-size baggage area. Skis, golf sets, pushchairs/strollers, child car seats, etc., are considered to be odd-size baggage.
  • Airline Baggage Information
    Stay informed about your airline’s baggage policies:
    Icelandair – baggage allowances
    Play – baggage allowance

Step 4: Post Check-In

  • Departure Lounge Awaits: Discover dining, shopping, and relaxation areas on the second floor.
  • Security Screening: Proceed through security after check-in to make the most of our lounge facilities.